217 Michelle Cameron

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When Michelle first started writing, she thought she wasn’t good enough. So, she shelved those dreams and convinced herself that she was never going to be a writer. Then, as Michelle watched her youngest son start to write, she noticed the joy he took in writing. She knew she also wanted to get that joy in writing. So, Michelle attended readings and workshops, where she was experienced a spirit of generosity from a supportive community and mentors. They empowered her to become what she wanted to become. Michelle now helps other aspiring writers. She shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
– see the joy in it
– be open to take a risk
– be willing to be critiqued
– look for a mentor
– you need to have a community around you
– you don’t need to do it alone

https://michelle-cameron.com 

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216 Dr. Martha Calihan

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Martha shares story of the end of life of her husband of 30 years, Charles. Since her spouse had his end of life conversations and decisions with his family in advance, she was able to be fully present for his dying. Martha feels that it was a sacred and beautiful moment. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– the only thing that matters is love
– love is the essence
– life is about the people we’ve loved and touched
– we can normalize the conversation around death
– have end of life conversations and make those decisions
– sometimes, we need to shift focus and pick a different path
– there are multiple parts to all of us

Martha invites you to join her at her free virtual book launch party on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 PM Eastern.  Here is the link to join:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-book-launch-party-tickets-185081552907 

https://www.fivestoneswellness.com/ 

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215 Elizabeth Bristol

Elizabeth grew up in a controlling family with high expectations. She didn’t thrive in those environments, so she moved out. Initially, Elizabeth found herself still drawn to codependent relationships. So, to take the edge off, she took drugs and alcohol. Nothing seemed to quench her soul. Elizabeth went on a journey of confronting the people that had hurt her and others. As she forgave them, she found compassion and an incredible sense of freedom that she didn’t even know she needed. Elizabeth shares the following powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– it is healing to name things
– there’s freedom that comes by putting things to words
– forgiveness is our superpower
– by using forgiveness, we find freedom
– redemption is powerful
– when we forgive, we can find freedom from our past

https://elizabethbbristol.com 

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